Speech fluency: a result of oral language proficiency?

Authors

  • Vesna Požgaj Hadži University in Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts
  • Damir Horga University in Zagreb, Faculty of Arts
  • Tatjana Balazic Bulc University in Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4312/linguistica.52.1.87-100

Keywords:

oral language proficiency, speech fluency, speech rate, pauses, filler words

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to answer the question of the influence of language proficiency on speech fluency in relation to speakers’ other cognitive abilities by comparing the speech of research participants who speak Slovenian as L1 and Croatian as LF. By using the method of acoustic and corpus analysis, the values of speech rate, articulation rate, mean length of runs and the length and frequency of certain pauses are presented.

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Published

31.12.2012

How to Cite

Požgaj Hadži, V., Horga, D., & Balazic Bulc, T. (2012). Speech fluency: a result of oral language proficiency?. Linguistica, 52(1), 87–100. https://doi.org/10.4312/linguistica.52.1.87-100